Composites are becoming increasingly predominant in automotive lightweight strategy to meet strict emission regulations and increase fuel efficiency. However it brings a whole new set of challenges to design, analysis, manufacturing, data management and quality assurance.
In this free webinar, Dr. David Hughes explores a series of current trends in theautomotive composite sector. Dr. David Hughes is a Senior lecturer atTeesside Universityspecializing in materials engineering. His work focuses around polymer composite processing and production. David works with a number of regional and international partners innovating and developing composite solutions.
The webinar topics include waste reduction techniques, fibre recycling and thermoplastic composites.
We review the use of geopolymers as performance surface materials enabling significant improvements in thermal degradation and service temperature of composite structures.
The webinar also addresses the current composite design skills gap and howFibersimis being integrated into Teesside University’s undergraduate degree program exploring impacts on students and employability.
From this session you will gain an understanding of:
current automotive composite trends
strategies for pre-preg waste reduction
geopolymers and performance surface plies
how digital manufacturing can be used to bridge the composite skills gap